In June, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft entered a bizarre new region at the solar system’s edge that baffled physicists. Their theories hadn’t predicted anything like it. Three months after we published this story, NASA officially confirmed that Voyager 1 had left the solar system and entered interstellar space in August 2012.
This is Eunice aphroditois, also known as the bobbit worm, a mix between the Mongolian death worm, the Bugs from Starship Troopers, the Graboids from Tremors and a rainbow. It hunts in the most nightmarish way imaginable, digging itself into the seabed, exposing a few inches of its body — which can grow to 10 feet long — and waiting.